Two-hour rain causes heavy flooding

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A strong 22-Knots (40km/hr) Sumatra storm from the Malacca Straits hit Singapore this morning. In just over two hours it caused heavy flooding, power failures, landslides, monster traffic jams and a chain of road mishaps. At the Paya Lebar Airport, two arrivals and two departures were delayed due to poor visibility. Several kampong homes in Geylang Serai had their their roof-top blown off. Flood were reported at Bukit Timah Road, Kampong Java Road, Kheam Hock Road and Holland Road. Even the Botanic Gardens was under water. Several trees throughout the island were uprooted.

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